Cruises to and from Naples (Pompeii), Italy

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Naples cruises: Discover Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri

Crammed with ancient architecture, cathedrals and churches, it’s no wonder the Historic Centre of Naples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dip into it all on a Naples cruise, starting with a visit to medieval Castel Nuovo and its view to Mount Vesuvius, looming over the Bay of Naples.
Afterwards, be swept up in the busy streets of Spaccanapoli, lined with artisan workshops, before delving into the city’s past in underground catacombs, located in Rione Sanità. Visit world-famous museums, such as the Capodimonte, with its collections of Baroque and Renaissance art, including works by Titian and Caravaggio. And then there’s the food, from Neapolitan pizza to fine dining.
Better yet, combine your Naples cruise with an excursion to Pompeii, the archaeological site that lay buried for 1,700 years following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Today, visitors can walk the cobbled streets and admire the mosaics adorning the villas of the town’s wealthiest families.
Back in the present day, a cruise to Naples, also lets you live the glamorous life in Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

Best Naples (Pompeii) cruises

Visit Naples and see the world. Circle the Mediterranean with a Naples Cruise, calling at Messina, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille and Genoa. Or set sail for Turkey via Greece. Perhaps you want to go further? Journey to South America and experience the beauty of Brazil, on the way calling at iconic cities like Rome and Barcelona.

Cruises from Naples (Pompeii) in 2024

A cruise from Naples is the ideal jumping-off point to see the Med or to go further to South America. The birthplace of pizza is an epicentre of classical culture and world-class attractions, like Underground Naples (a subterranean maze of tunnels housing historical artefacts, many from around the time of World War Two), and is within easy reach of Pompeii, the island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast.


There are numerous cruises from Naples in 2024 available, each taking in some of the world’s most exciting cities. From Naples Cruise Port, visit historic cities like Genoa and Palermo in Italy, Barcelona in Spain and Valletta in Malta. Sailing around the Med can include trips to Tunisia, while those heading to Búzios and Rio di Janeiro in Brazil also stop at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the sun-drenched Canary Islands.


A cruise from Naples is a chance to get acquainted with one of the most atmospheric cities on earth, before continuing your journey on to other similarly exciting places.

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Cruises to Naples (Pompeii) in 2024

Immerse yourself in one of Europe’s oldest cities on a Naples cruise. Visit Naples to gaze at the neoclassical Piazza del Plebiscito, dominated by the Royal Palace and one of Italy’s finest piazze. A stroll across the square provides views over the bay to Mount Vesuvius. For history fans, Spaccanapoli is the ancient heart of the city and nearby to Museo Cappella Sansevero, home to the Veiled Christ sculpture and mysterious relics stashed in the crypt.


A walk along the shopping area of Via Toledo brings you to Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish neighbourhood), a warren of narrow streets punctuated by Baroque churches and the entrance to Naples Underground, a network of tunnels dating from the 4th century BC. Take the funicular up to Posillipo for views of the Bay of Naples.


A cruise to Naples also takes in other essential Mediterranean destinations such as Barcelona and Malta. Or explore further by departing from beautiful Istanbul or the city of Haifa on Israel’s northern coast.

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Go the extra mile with MSC Cruises’ Naples excursions

Lift your city experience with Naples excursions. Professional guides help you unlock the biggest Naples attractions and show you tucked-away local favourites.
Fall for the pretty town of Anacapri (set on the glitzy island of Capri, where it’s hard not to feel like a celeb) and its renowned Villa San Michele, an elegant building with photogenic views.

Thankfully, Naples shore excursions are easy to book, meaning it’s simple to secure time at headline spots like Pompeii, a 2,000-year-old archaeological site that graces numerous bucket lists.

These are just a few of many Naples tours. Head to our page for other enticing excursions.

How to reach Naples cruise port

Where do MSC Cruises’ ships dock in Naples?

MSC Cruises’ ships dock at the cruise terminal known as Stazione Marittima when arriving in Naples, located at Molo Beverello. The address is: Molo Angioino, Stazione Marittima, 80133 Napoli.


The cruise terminal and pier are located approximately 15 minutes away (on foot) from Piazza del Plebiscito, considered by many to be the main square in Naples. However, the centre of Naples covers a large area, with the Napoli Centrale rail station and Centro Storico both also less than a 30-minute walk from the cruise terminal. The closest metro station to the cruise terminal, Municipio, is around 300 metres from the pier.

How do I reach the car park at Naples cruise port?

The car park at Naples cruise port is located at Molo Angioino Stazione Marittima on Molo Beverello, just in front of the cruise terminal and a short walk away from where MSC Cruises’ ships dock.


The port is signposted around the city centre and when approaching Naples, and the entrance is located off Via Marina, the main street traversing the coast. If driving from the city centre, you will need to get to Via Marina to enter the port. If driving from the west, simply turn right into the port entrance when you reach it, but if driving from the east, you will need to turn back on to the eastbound lane where possible, by following signs to ‘porto’. Once entering the port gates, take an immediate right and continue until the second roundabout with the Stazione Marittima on your left. The car park is situated in front of the terminal.


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How to get to the Naples cruise port from the train station?

If you are arriving in Naples by train, you will most likely find yourself at the city’s main station – Napoli Centrale – located just under three kilometres from the cruise terminal.


Walking from Napoli Centrale to the cruise terminal should take around 40 minutes, and the route is fairly straightforward. Walk to the other end of Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and take the street diagonally to the left of Piazza Mancini – Corso Umberto I. Continue until Università metro station and then take the immediate left at the roundabout onto Via Marchese Campodisola. At the end of this street is the entrance to the port. Once inside the port gates, take a right and walk for around 500 metres until you reach the cruise terminal on Molo Beverello.


You can also reach the cruise port from the train station via public transport. There is a metro station, Garibaldi, located next to Napoli Centrale, from which you can take Line 1 towards Piscinola. Stay on the metro for three stops until Municipio, which is a five-minute walk from the cruise terminal.


There are also some bus routes which can take you to the cruise terminal from the main train station, including the airport shuttle bus which departs every 15 minutes or so, while taxis are abundant in the area and trips should take around 15 minutes to reach the port.

How do I get from Naples Airport to the cruise port?

Naples International Airport is located to the northeast of Naples and around seven kilometres from the cruise port. The airport is served by both taxis and buses, both of which should take around 30 minutes to reach the cruise terminal. The Naples Airport bus leaves every 15 minutes and only makes one stop on its way to the cruise terminal at Napoli Centrale rail station. There is no metro station located near the airport.

How far is Naples from the cruise port?

The cruise port in Naples is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the central area of the city. Piazza del Plebiscito, the main square in Naples, is around one kilometre from the cruise terminal and can be reached in around 15 minutes by foot. Other parts of the expansive city centre, such as Napoli Centrale rail station and the Duomo di Napoli, can take up to 30 minutes to reach on foot from the cruise port.

How do I get to Pompeii from Naples cruise port?

One of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Pompeii is around 25 kilometres south-east of the cruise port in Naples and is a must-see attraction when visiting the city. An easy way to visit Pompeii is on an MSC Cruises Pompeii shore excursion, which takes guests to Pompeii Archaeological Park for a guided walking tour of the ruins of this ancient city.


If you want to visit Pompeii separately, trains run from Napoli Centrale to Pompeii rail station (the journey takes around 30 minutes). Pompeii Archaeological Park is around a 15-minute walk from the rail station.

What is the weather like in Naples?

Naples enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers, and mostly mild winters. The hottest months in Naples are typically July and August, when daily high temperatures can reach an average of 31°C. These are also the driest months in Naples, too, both averaging around 30 days of sunshine. The coolest months in Naples are usually from December to February, with average daily highs of 14°C.